6th Grader, Gretna Middle School, Omaha NE
I love your music! I really want you to come back to our school next year. You taught me so much, and I feel like managing my money seems so much easier now that I know more about how it works. Thank you so much!
8th grader, Crosby Middle School, Louisville, KY
Hi,I was at your all’s AWESOME concert and liked how you talked about saving money for the future. So far I have saved 10 dollars from my last allowance.
Thank you guys so much!!!
10th grader, Saint Francis Borgia Regional High School, Washington MO
Your music is awesome & I really enjoyed the concert. Also, your talk about finances taught me a lot, especially helping me to realize that managing money isn’t as hard as I thought. I even met you all in person, & you are all super cool. ROCK ON!!
9th Grader, Saint Francis Borgia Regional High School, Washington MO
You were all so amazing today, and the concert was so enjoyable. I followed you on social media! Not only was your music amazing, but so was your presentation. Some people don’t make them interesting or fun, but this presentation was made very creatively + I will definitely use some of this in the future!! Thank you all for the guitar pic, the poster, the sticker, for letting me and my friends get a picture with you, and for being so friendly!
High School Senior, Palmetto Ridge High School, Naples, Florida
You guys were really amazing. I liked it because you weren’t the typical presenters who come in a suit and tie and lecture you for an hour. You talked to us rather than at us. Plus, your band and the music was definitely something that made it more interesting.
7th Grader, Golden Gate Middle School Naples, Florida
The concert was awesome and so much fun. The talk about credit scores was very useful and I am going to use all of your tips. And please keep doing what you do because a lot of kids can use those tips.
Shari Smith, United Way Volunteer, Asheville Middle School, Asheville, North Carolina
The kids and staff really enjoyed it yesterday. The band is musically, vocally, and interpersonally GREAT. You can really sense the passion that Gooding has in getting this message out to kids early. I wish that information was available to me at an early age, but it’s never to late to get it together. Again, thank you so much!
Senior, Golden Gate High School, Naples, Florida
Awesome concert today, you guys have really helped me out, I\‘ll be heading to AMDA next year as a freshman and your advice helps so much, keep rockin\’ can\‘t wait to hear you guys again #GoodingRocks.
7th grader, Golden Gate Middle School, Naples, Florida
You guys are really amazing, and I will listen to your music along with talking about funds and savings with my family. Thank you for showing us all about these things that we will need in the future.
Teacher, Little Flower High
I am a teacher at Little Flower High, and I have to say that your music and message are great. I wish I knew this when I was in high school. Going on 30, I am running out of time to save.
High School Junior, North East High School, St. Petersburg, Florida
Keep up the awesome work guys. You really inspire us to make better choices that will later on affect our lives in a positive way, You guys are an AMAZING band.
Sophomore, Lakewood High School, St Petersburg Florida
I really wanted to thank you guys for putting on such an amazing show and coming all the way out here to teach us what school hasn’t. I’m really glad I was able to shake Gooding’s hand and compliment Erin on how well she could sing. I wish I was able to do the same for Jesse and the bassist (I’m so sorry I forgot your name). I think you all are incredibly talented and I hope to be even a little like you as I continue to grow. After hearing you guys perform I can\‘t wait to go home and check out the rest of your music.
Junior, Mount Pleasant High School, Delaware
Thank you so much for visiting my school!! It’s awesome how you make finances relatable and seem possible to keep a hold of! I can’t think of a better way to learn about my future than after a rock concert.
The concert was amazing, you are now on my top favorite bands. The message was beneficial and helped me to become more aware of my finances and help me begin to prepare for my future, especially with me going off to college. – High School Senior, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Senior, Mount Pleasant High School, Delaware
Man, can’t believe that you came to my school. Didn’t really know how finance and music relates. You taught me about finance, which I hadn’t really considered as a factor of life. What matters is that with careful and wise decisions that you make with your money, your possibilities can lead you to where your life should head.
Dawn Maddox, Raymond James, Sponsor
The band really kept their attention and they engaged all of the questions the students asked, even the personal ones. Our district superintendent kept the seniors after the program and spoke to the students directly stating that this would be the most powerful thing they would learn this school year. The school was accommodating and the band was not only professional but incredibly talented…Dr. Mark Holodick, Brandywine Superintendent, took me aside to mention how impressed he was not only with the performance but how the students were engaged.
11th Grader, Mount Pleasant High School, Delaware
You guys were great! Thank you guys for coming out and motivating us to have a great financial future! I have a new outlook on money and savings and I’m going to follow the steps. Hope you guys become a big hit!
11th grader, North Penn High School
I had recently asked my parents about establishing credit and saving, but they had very little answers for me, and it isn’t taught in school, so thank you for coming in and telling us about it! And I really like your music!
8th grader, Austin, TX
You guys are so talented! The music was so fresh and alive, I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m amazed by what y’all are doing, teaching the youth about finances is fantastic. I’m honestly so impressed and over all awestruck by you. Love y’all, rock on! – 8th grader, Austin, TX
Amy Carter, First Interstate Bank Billings, MT
The concerts in Billings were amazing. The concerts and message they did is just wonderful. The group was very friendly and the kids seemed to love them. The teachers were the most appreciative of the message. Because as many of them said we didn’t get talked to about these things when we were younger. Thanks again for the great program. It was very well received and appreciated. – Amy Carter, First Interstate Bank Billings, MT
The impression about the event was quite unanimous – everyone who experienced it said they were impressed, moved or inspired. This event has truly surpassed our expectation in every possible way. Based on a show of hands at the event, the majority of the students who attended have never learned financial planning. They were exactly the audience we wanted to attract, and we are hopeful that this event will leave a good impression that motivates them to learn more – Jenny Resnick, Associate Professor, Accounting, Santa Monica College